Sunday, June 12, 2005
Most of the lighter materials
I've been listening to Daniel J. Boorstin's The Americans: The Democratic Experience over the last week or so. I haven't been using vast amounts of time on it because I want to think about each concept as Boorstin introduces it. The writing is seamless and reminiscent of James McPherson. Although McPherson's work is narrative-based rather than thematically based.
I also downloaded Life On The Mississippi by Mark Twain. Project Gutenberg just keeps getting better and better.
At the school I will attend, they have started an account with bookshare, which will be more convenient for undergraduates than graduate students.
I attended my son's graduation ceremony yesterday. It did not last too long and he sang a song with the honors choir during the presentation. He's still euphoric about it I think.